Bob Atlas Quoted in “White House Won’t Stunt Value-Based Medicare Pay Models”

Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report

Bob Atlas, a Strategic Advisor and President of EBG Advisors, Inc., in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report, in “White House Won’t Stunt Value-Based Medicare Pay Models,” by Mike Stankiewicz. (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

Bob Atlas, strategic adviser and president of EBG Advisors Inc. in Washington, said that while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price had criticized the mandatory aspects of some programs, like bundled payments, the administration seems committed to moving toward more value-based care.

“The administration is committed that it’s better to pay for quality than it is for services,” Atlas told Bloomberg BNA June 29. “But it’s less intense than the previous administration.”

Atlas said the different approaches to the payment systems are due to strong ideological differences from the Obama and Trump administrations.

“It’s more of a political philosophy that says the government doesn’t always know best, and that the market should operate on its own,” he said.